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Edmund Barnard
January 3, 1827; Feb. Term 1827
Currituck Co. Will Book 3; pgs. 221 - 222

In the name of God Amen. I Edmund BARNARD being of sound and perfect mind and memory (blessed be God) do this third day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven, do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament, in manner as follows viz.

First I lend to my Wife Salley during her natural life a part of my plantation beginning at the big Bridges the line between me Samuel FEREBEE and Joseph DOZIER running down the road a sotherly course to a ditch called Gum Ditch thence with the said ditch to the woods thence threw the woods a straight course to the back line, thence with the back line to the big ditch thence with the said ditch to the first station. Allso I lend her one negro boy called Musterfer, one do [ditto] named Caesar during my widow(sic)

Item I give and bequeth to my beloved Wife Sally one negro woman and child Joyes and Moses, one old horse and one young mear with a blaze face, six yews, two sowes, twelve shoats, one old cow, one young cow, one speccle heifer, one horse cart one stear yearling first choice, I give her one half of the household and kitchen furniture one half of the farming utensils, all the poark, all the corn in the small crib to her and her heirs, I give my Wife one riding chair and harness.

Item, I give and bequeath to my two children Grandy and Willoughby all my land and for it to be equally divided between them also the remainder of my negroes after selling one negro man Jerry, one negro woman Ama, one child Henry and all the rest of my perishable property to be sold that is not given away.

Item I wish the above named negroes Jerry and Ama and her child Henry to be sold to the best advantage. I leave Grandy BARNARD my exectr. To this my Last Will given under my hand and seal the day and date above written.

Edmund BARNARD   seal

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of

    Test. SAMUEL FEREBEE

    Test. SAMUEL GREGORY

State of North Carolina, Currituck P. February Term 1827. The Last Will and Testament of Edmund BARNARD deceased was exhibited in open Court and proved by the oaths of Samuel FEREBEE and Samuel GREGORY subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. When Grandy BARNARD the executor therein named came into open and qualified in due form of law and ordered that letters testamentary issue. Recorded October 1, 1827

    SPENCE HALL CLK

    JAMES G. HALL DCLK

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